– By Teresa Greenfeld –
For a woman who has built a lifestyle empire (which at last count, aside from fashion, included linens, home decor, fragrance – even a ping-pong set) on the foundation of the wrap dress, Diane von Furstenberg reminds us once again, she is a designer at heart. The bohemian-meets-1960s Morocco-meets-downtown chic collection for Spring 2013, dubbed “Palazzo”, was a nod to von Furstenberg’s knack for prints, color, and draping. Floating caftans and tunics were paired with slim pants, suits were studded with pearls, pants were peplumed, lapels were replaced with beaded embellishments, and caftan-coats were orchid-colored and draped over aqua hued, gold belted trousers.
The accessories included color blocked bags, chain-link ankle wrap sandals, oversized teardrop earrings, and…Google glasses. Using their new Glass technology to make a behind-the-scenes film, von Furstenberg had been wearing the eyewear-meets-smartphone-meets-camera on the days leading up to her show, and sent models down the runway sporting them – customized to match the clothing, naturally.
The verdict: from the wrap dress to the tech gadget, Diane von Furstenberg is still revolutionizing fashion.